A Heartbeat Away

White Star Press
Free sample

Editorial Reviews

"What an amazing book! What great suspense and tenderness all rolled up into a compelling read." –Amanda Dickson, KSL 1160

"Similar to the mainstream book The Lovely Bones . . . but a Heartbeat Away left me feeling very content and uplifted. . . I also liked the idea that Kristin was . . . working behind the scenes, so to speak, to help her family cope, to help find the perpetrator, and to help the spirits of the previous victims advance in the Spirit Kingdom as well. All in all, this was an excellent book, and I'm glad I read it." –Melanie Goldmund of Kiel, Germany

Book Description

"You think it's never going to happen to you. I know because that's how I was—untouchable. Bad things only happen to someone else. Or if something bad actually did happen, it was always something the doctor could fix with fiberglass or a pill. That's the way it was with my family—at least until the year I turned thirteen."

When their young daughter, Kristin, is kidnapped, Gary and Angie Marshall struggle to make sense of the unthinkable. Who could do such a thing? And why Kristin? As more time passes in their desperate search for their daughter, their hopes slowly dwindle. They are left with "if onlys" and a glaring uncertainty that damages their marriage and their relationships with their other children, especially their oldest daughter, Meghan.

Meanwhile, Kristin is having new experiences of her own. Her first job in her new "life" is to heal the hearts of her family. But doing so turns out to be more of a challenge than she ever expected. How can she get them to let her go so they can find happiness? Or can there ever be a healing after such a devastating trial?

Looming above them all is the question—who is responsible for Kristin's disappearance? Is it their beloved uncle? Their neighbor Dale Loveridge, who once dated Angie Marshall? Or could it be Jay, the young man with a colorful past? Or perhaps someone else entirely?

Time is running out. As she blames herself for Kristin's disappearance, Meghan turns down a road that can only lead to more unhappiness. Kristin must find a way to help her sister find healing—and perhaps love. 

A novel of love and the Afterlife from an LDS Christian perspective.

More Reviews

"This is one AMAZING book! . . . I still marvel over it! Whenever I'm in church and we're talking about heaven, I think about this book! The story is so wonderful that you will get lost in this book and will NEVER want to put it down!" –Brandi of ID

"The most beautiful story that had me in tears at the end!" –Alyson Jensen of Tucson, AZ

"I finished A Heartbeat Away in record time because I could not put it down. I LOVED IT!" –Angie of Springville, Utah

"What a great book to read for all, a real wake up call for safety. I have never read a book by this author, but I loved this book. I couldn't stop reading it, so I ended up reading it in two days. It was wonderful! It was great to be able to see this story unfold from a spiritual perspective and realm . . . I am recommending this book to all my relatives and friends." –Hilda Granado of Carlsbad, California

Read more
Collapse

More by Rachel Ann Nunes

See more
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
White Star Press
Read more
Collapse
Published on
Dec 22, 2016
Read more
Collapse
Pages
212
Read more
Collapse
ISBN
9781939203052
Read more
Collapse
Read more
Collapse
Read more
Collapse
Language
English
Read more
Collapse
Genres
Fiction / General
Fiction / Religious
Read more
Collapse
Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
Read more
Collapse
Read Aloud
Available on Android devices
Read more
Collapse
Eligible for Family Library

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
In this enchanting sequel to the number one bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom tells the story of Eddie’s heavenly reunion with Annie—the little girl he saved on earth—in an unforgettable novel of how our lives and losses intersect.

Fifteen years ago, in Mitch Albom’s beloved novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, the world fell in love with Eddie, a grizzled war veteran- turned-amusement park mechanic who died saving the life of a young girl named Annie. Eddie’s journey to heaven taught him that every life matters. Now, in this magical sequel, Mitch Albom reveals Annie’s story.

The accident that killed Eddie left an indelible mark on Annie. It took her left hand, which needed to be surgically reattached. Injured, scarred, and unable to remember why, Annie’s life is forever changed by a guilt-ravaged mother who whisks her away from the world she knew. Bullied by her peers and haunted by something she cannot recall, Annie struggles to find acceptance as she grows. When, as a young woman, she reconnects with Paulo, her childhood love, she believes she has finally  found happiness.

As the novel opens, Annie is marrying Paulo. But when her wedding night day ends in an unimaginable accident, Annie finds herself on her own heavenly journey—and an inevitable reunion with Eddie, one of the five people who will show her how her life mattered in ways she could not have fathomed.

Poignant and beautiful, filled with unexpected twists, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven reminds us that not only does every life matter, but that every ending is also a beginning—we only need to open our eyes to see it.

©2019 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.